FAIR GROUNDS, New Orleans, LA
|1||Stormy West||Margin: 1¼||$36,000|
2004 | Dark Bay or Brown Mare | Gone West - Storm Beauty, Storm Cat
Sire: Gone West, Bay, 1984. Raced 2 years. 17 starts, 6 wins, $682,251. Lifetime: 513 yearlings sold, median $175,000.
Broodmare Sire: Storm Cat, Dark Bay or Brown, 1983.
Keeneland Association November 2011 Breeding Stock Sale, $600,000.
Keeneland 2005 September Yearling Sale, $500,000.
|2||Final Refrain||Margin: ¾||$12,000|
2004 | Chestnut Mare | Lion Cavern - Tidy Tune, The Minstrel
Sire: Lion Cavern, Chestnut, 1989. Raced 3 years. 16 starts, 5 wins, $420,701. Lifetime: 164 yearlings sold, median $18,809.
Broodmare Sire: The Minstrel, Chestnut, 1974.
Keeneland Association November 2010 Breeding Stock Sale, $75,000.
Keeneland Association 2005 January Horses of All Ages Sale, ($10,000).
2003 | Dark Bay or Brown Mare | High Yield - Barbara Sue, Big Spruce
Sire: High Yield, Chestnut, 1997. Raced 2 years. 14 starts, 4 wins, $1,170,196. Lifetime: 275 yearlings sold, median $22,000.
Broodmare Sire: Big Spruce, Dark Bay or Brown, 1969.
|1||Stormy West||Patrick A. Valenzuela||William I. Mott|
|2||Final Refrain||Jesse M. Campbell||Albert M. Stall, Jr.|
|3||Barbette||Eddie M. Martin, Jr.||Danny Pish|
|4||Demisemiquaver (GB)||Curt C. Bourque||Shannon Ritter|
|5||Pretty Squall||Lonnie Meche||Morris G. Nicks|
|6||Tears I Cry||Jamie Theriot||Cody Autrey|
|7||Love to Tell||Francisco C. Torres||Mike Burgess|
|8||New Edition||Donnie J. Meche||Steven M. Asmussen|
|9||Royal Madame||Carlos Gonzalez||Harry L. Hahn, III|
Seven stakes, including the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap and the $200,000 Ouija Board Distaff Handicap (both gr. III), top Lone Star Million Day on May 31 at the Grand Prairie, Texas track.Friday, May 28, 2010
Wasted Tears, undefeated on the Lone Star Park turf, took the field nearly all the way in winning the $200,000 Ouija Board Distaff Handicap (gr. IIIT) May 25 in track-record time in her graded stakes debut May 25.Monday, May 25, 2009
Love to Tell dictated the pace from the start under Justin Shepherd, catching her rivals napping en route to a 2 1/4-length upset victory in the $125,000 Bayou Handicap on the Fair Grounds turf Feb. 21.Saturday, February 21, 2009
Shytoe Lafeet, second best behind Stormy West in the Furl Sail and Marie Krantz Memorial handicaps earlier in the meet, looms the 8-5 morning-line choice in the $125,000 Bayou Handicap for older fillies and mares Feb. 21 at Fair Grounds.Thursday, February 19, 2009
Stormy West and American Border, who have seven consecutive wins between them, will do battle in a full field of fillies and mares in the $125,000 Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 14 on the Tampa Bay Downs turf course.Thursday, February 12, 2009
After challenging for command entering the lane, Stormy West withstood late challenges from Final Refrain and Barbette to capture the inaugural running of the $60,000 Blushing K.D. Handicap, the co-feature on a wet opening day to Fair Grounds' 137th season Nov. 14.Friday, November 14, 2008
Bucking the national trend, Louisiana Downs posted gains at the close of the 2008 meet. According to a release from the track, the race meet posted increases in handle of 6% on-track, 2% off-track and 2.5% overall.Saturday, October 18, 2008
Dreaming of Anna heads a tough field of eight fillies and mares for Friday's First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) at Keeneland.Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Odds-on choice Jonesboro edged away from Smokeyjonessutton through the homestretch to post a 1 3/4-length win in the $151,500 Tiznow Handicap at Louisiana Downs Sept. 20, earning a berth in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile in the process. The Tiznow was one of five six-figure stakes on the Super Derby undercard.Saturday, September 20, 2008
Kuehne Racing's Won Awesome Dude, shipping in from Delaware Park for trainer Dalton nedrick, came four-wide into the stretch and collared R Clear Victory inside the sixteenth-pole to win by a length in the $150,000 Claiming Crown Jewel Aug. 2 at Canterbury Park, the feature event on Thoroughbred racing's biggest day for "blue collar" horses.Saturday, August 02, 2008
Michael Cooper and Pamela Ziebarth's Tizdejavu, winner of consecutive graded turf stakes at Churchill Downs, invades from his Kentucky homebase as the 2-1 morning line favorite in the $250,000 American Derby (gr. IIT) July 12 at Arlington Park.Thursday, July 10, 2008
Ben McElroy's Roshani, the 6-5 favorite in a five-horse field, held off Lady Digby to win the Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a half-length at Pimlico.Saturday, May 17, 2008
Grade II winner Valbenny, one of the leading turf fillies on the West Coast last season, returns from an absence of more than eight months while making her first start for trainer Michael Matz in the $100,000 Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Pimlico lawn May 17.Thursday, May 15, 2008
Virginia Kraft Payson homebred Rutherienne rallied from off the pace under Garrett Gomez, split horses turning for home and took the lead in deep stretch to win by a neck in the $200,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IIT) April 12 on the Keeneland turf.Saturday, April 12, 2008
A long wait for the spring thaw and the return of top-level turf racing to Kentucky helped produce an extraordinarily tough group of 10 older fillies and mares for the $200,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IIT) at Keeneland April 12. Grade I winners Precious Kitten, Rutherienne, and Bit of Whimsy and the last two Canadian Horse of the Year winners, Arravale and Sealy Hill, account for half of the field.Wednesday, April 09, 2008
His owner screamed from the grandstand, "Oh my God, oh my God," several times as she watched her 100-1 chance Tears I Cry charge down the middle of the Flemington track to take out the Aus$1million Emirates Stakes over a mile on Nov. 10.Sunday, November 11, 2007
Bill Mott and Kent Desormeaux have both been red-hot at Saratoga this summer. In the 24th running of the $150,000 Lake Placid (gr. II) Aug. 17, the trainer-jockey tandem teamed up once again to defeat a group of talented 3-year-old fillies on the turf.Friday, August 17, 2007
Christmas Kid, who boasts a wealth of accomplishments in her nine-start career, will look for her third graded victory in the Aug. 17 Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga.Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Dreaming of Anna, the 2006 champion juvenile filly who struggled earlier this year, appears to be back on her game with a return to the turf, as the Frank Calabrese homebred went gate to wire to win the $210,000 Virginia Oaks at Colonial Downs by a half-length Saturday.Saturday, July 21, 2007
Sheila and Fred Mead's Classic Neel snapped to life earlier this year after trainer Kiaran McLaughlin switched her to the turf. Now the $250,000 El Corredor filly is one of the key contenders in Saturday's $100,000-added Sands Point (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.Thursday, May 31, 2007
The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders' Association named Leestown its 2005 stallion of the year with progeny earnings of $2,108,869, while Foxwood Plantation received its fourth straight title as breeder of the year with earnings of $350,179.Monday, March 13, 2006
Original Spin, winner of the Arlington Washington Lassie (gr. III) and third-place finisher in the Alberto VO5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) as a 2-year-old, edged Fort Prado for Illinois-bred Horse of the Year honors in 2005.Saturday, February 25, 2006
Tortuga Flats and Nob Hill Deelite were favored to repeat their Louisiana Champions Day wins in their respective divisions of the Louisiana Futurity, and both prevailed Saturday at the Fair Grounds meet at Harrah's Louisiana Downs.Saturday, December 31, 2005
Records were matched, streaks continued, and favorites ruled the 15th annual Louisiana Champions Day Saturday at the Fair Grounds meet at Harrah's Louisiana Downs. Badtotheboneandrew, at odds of 4-1, posted the day's biggest payoff in the $150,000 Classic.Saturday, December 10, 2005
Witt Ante, winner of the 2004 Louisiana Champions Day Classic, looks for a repeat in the $150,000 centerpiece of the first major event of the Fair Ground meet Saturday at Harrah's Louisiana Downs.Wednesday, December 07, 2005